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Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch centers

It's time to pick a pumpkin!  I set up this Pretend Play Pumpkin Patch for my kiddos to enjoy.  It has been one of their favorites so far!  This pumpkin patch is perfect for your preschool drama center.  It not only encourages creativity and working with peers but there are...

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Pretend Play Office in Preschool centers

Pretending is such a creative outlet for our children.  They love to do the things that they see us doing.  They love to act out scenarios in which they get to be somewhere or someone that they currently are not.  So, when I created an Office in our dramatic play...

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Writing our Names in Preschool lesson planning name writing

Name writing in preschool is an essential skill in preparing for Kindergarten.  A child's name is generally the first word that they write.  Lots of pride comes from a child learning to write his or her name.  This is why I created a Name Writing Notebook for my students. Read on...

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Preschool Pretend Dino Dig centers

STOMP, STOMP....ROAR!  Dinosaurs are a love of my preschool age kids.  There is just something about these big powerful creatures, that we have never met that is just fascinating.  My students play with dinosaurs a lot, so I knew I had create a unit to help my children learn...

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Using Nursery Rhymes in Preschool circle time lesson planning
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How can we encourage preschoolers to write? centers lesson planning

Do you ever struggle to get your preschoolers interested in the writing center?  The writing center seems to be the least favorite center for my three and four year olds. Preschool age children struggle with coming up with ideas to put onto paper.  Many times, sitting and writing does...

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Easily create a pretend grocery store in your classroom! centers

Children love to imitate all the things we adults 'get' to do!  Going to the grocery store is no exception! Preschoolers can learn so much from role playing adult roles.  So, I created a pretend grocery store in our classroom!  Not only do the children love it, but they are...

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Winter Wonderland Pretend Play centers

It may be winter outside, but we are bringing the cold inside this week too! Check out our Pretend Play Winter Wonderland!

An indoor ice skating rink for preschoolers!

An indoor ice skating rink for preschoolers!

Students can ice skate in socks on this homemade 'ice rink'.  By taking white bulletin board paper,...

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